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Native plant databases

Postby Lora » 27 Jun 2006, 15:24

On the internet there are a few resources around where you can find out which plants are native to your local area.  

In Britain, I've found the Natural History Museum's Postcode Plants Database useful at times.   You can do a search on the site on the first part of your postcode to get up a list of native garden plants.  It also has a little code GW by those plants it considers as garden-worthy, although these things can be in the eye of the beholder.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/fff/

Another site which looks similar for the US is the Native Plant Information Network at http://www.wildflower2.org/NPIN/Plants/plant.html

Can you think of other similar sites for your country or locality?  If so, please add the links to this thread!

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Postby Dryadia2 » 28 Jun 2006, 20:01

Fantastic Idea, Lorraine!Image

North American Native Plant Society:  
http://www.nanps.org/index.shtml

Canadian Biodiversity, Canada's Plant Species:  
http://www.canadianbiodiversity.mcgill. ... /index.htm

Native Pines of Eastern North America:  
http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/project/dendrology/

I'll keep adding to this list, as I find more websites.
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Postby Lailoken » 28 Jun 2006, 20:06

Thanks for the Canadian Site Dryadia.  My next big project is learning all about my native plants and trees so I can walk into the woods and know what I'm looking at.

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Postby Dryadia2 » 29 Jun 2006, 04:21

Thanks for the Canadian Site Dryadia.  My next big project is learning all about my native plants and trees so I can walk into the woods and know what I'm looking at.

"Oooo, what's that?"  asks an inquisitive and excited Lailoken.

"It's a tree!"  answers Dryadia, eyes rolling.
Um, It's a 'Green-growing Person' or 'Rooted Being'. :grin:  :hug:  :treehug1:

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Postby Lora » 01 Jul 2006, 00:26

Another site (only for England) is English Nature's Gardening with Wildlife in Mind search page.  If you put 'Plants' in the search box and then your region, it will bring up a list of wildlife-friendly garden plants for that area.  I like this site as it not only gives you a list of plants but also tells you which conditions the plants will like and the creatures they are likely to attract.   Many of the plants, not all, are native, but the non-natives are clearly labelled as such if you prefer not to include them.  
http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/search.php  

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Postby Lozboz » 21 Jun 2007, 13:18

Has anyone found anything for Western Australia because I have a lot of trouble with finding native equivalents of many of the traditional/sacred plants, esp. for rituals. I know OF many of our plants but not so much what they look like/their qualities etc.

This information would be really valuable to me and if anyone could help I'd be really grateful!!!
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Postby pohutukawa » 04 Jul 2007, 23:59

Here is a cool herbarium with lots of NZ native plants and some introduced ones. It describes the region of Taranaki only, but many of the plants there are elsewhere in NZ too.

http://www.taranakiplants.net.nz/flash.html

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Postby Lizzy » 05 Jul 2007, 09:38

A site for Dutch and Belgium plants! :shake:

http://wilde-planten.nl/

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Postby owlseeker » 15 Aug 2007, 22:01

I love these sites!  I have found several plants I was unable to identify here. :wink:  Thanks!!!

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby Max » 02 Oct 2007, 00:38

http://www.sepalms.org/ Native Southeast palms. American chestnut society http://www.acf.org/ . Org for endangered North American plants http://www.centerforplantconservation.o ... PCNum=1541 I have a lot more if you guys would care for them. Most of them tend to be limited to a species or a group of closely related species though. :tiphat:

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby Dryadia2 » 17 Dec 2007, 06:44

I'm adding the following link, (thanks to Wintersundog, a.k.a. Sleep, a.k.a. Ade):
An Introductory Guide to Native British Trees
The main contents of this guide are pages on each of the 33 British Native Trees.
http://www.british-trees.com/guide/home.htm

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby crystall_child » 24 Feb 2008, 22:35

what a fantastic resource, thanks for posting this!
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Postby karin_68 » 23 Apr 2008, 12:33

A site for Dutch and Belgium plants! :shake:

http://wilde-planten.nl/
Thanks, I have been looking for this!

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby Aurora » 02 Dec 2009, 08:58

Hi Guys!

Found this really good site for Australian Native plants and it has PICTURES!!! :yay:

http://asgap.org.au/
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Re: Native plant databases

Postby Dryadia2 » 02 Dec 2009, 19:47

Awesome!
Thanks for sharing the link, Aurora! :shake:

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby Monk Seal » 19 Jun 2010, 15:40

Croatia:

Flora Croatia Database
Department of Botany, Faculty of science, FER-ZPR, University of Zagreb
http://hirc.botanic.hr/fcd/Search.aspx

Academic source with a pretty good search output, for ex.: http://hirc.botanic.hr/fcd/DetaljiFrame ... dVrste=565 especially with 'Show with taxon' turned on and all it's checkboxes checked.

If translated to English more completely (especially taxon details), could be pretty usable for most of the European countries. Pity.

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Re: Native plant databases

Postby merryb » 24 Jul 2010, 10:23

Thank you for the Link to the Natural History native plants site. I have only had time for a quick glance - I saw many plants that I tussle with on my allotment!
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